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How to Pursue Your Engineering Passion

Building a successful career out of engineering is simple. Interested? Here are some tips on how to get your hands on an engineering qualification.

How to Fund your Studies in South Africa?

There are so many options and guidelines to follow in order to qualify for certain funding options. Find out how to fund your studies in South Africa.

National Benchmark Test (NBT) – The Need-to-knows

If you’re considering applying to a South African university and you’ve had a look at their admission requirements, chances are you’ve come across the National Benchmark Test (NBT). Here’s everything you need to know about the NBTs and why you have to write them.

NSFAS: Debt Cancelled

Last month, the Department of Higher Education and Training announced that R967m had been set aside to alleviate the debts of over 52 000 students. This may sound unbelievable but it’s true.

Bursaries: Get Funded for 2019!

Are you still looking for bursaries for your 2019 studies? Look no further, because we’ve compiled a list of a few funding opportunities that are…

Find Funding: Which Funding Option is right for me?

The idea is to study further but you need to consider “how will I pay for it?” Here are your best options to find funding in South Africa

How to be a Hero with Criminology

If you have ever wanted to spend your time working for social change and fighting for justice, read on. Criminology can take you from zero to hero in no time.

Work Integrated Learning: What’s This All About?

Whether you are currently studying or have completed your studies, some workplace experience can go a long way. That’s why WIL is for you!

Your First Startup

Finding a career is tough.  Thinking about your first startup? Jason gives some advice and pointers to the newbie entrepreneurs out there. Starting a business…

Bikini Business: Student Entrepreneurship

Check out how this SA female entrepreneur and full-time student embarks on the journey of starting her own business. Student entrepreneurship for the win!

Studying BCom Management at NWU

Ever thought about studying BCom Management at NWU? Lyzanne Schoeman recounts her university experience and provides essential tips for a student to be. I always…

Color Shocked – A Grade 9 Female Entrepreneur

It’s never too early to start your career. Take it from 15-year old Casey, a Capetonian female entrepreneur. She’s only in Grade 9, but is…

A Day in the Life of a Bio-Medical Technologist

Many of us have been required to give our blood to the gentle, yet threatening nurse as she coo’s us into putting our arm out…

Bachelor of Business Science

There are commonly two sought-after degrees in Commerce: The Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSc) and the more common choice, the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom). Most…

How to Keep Fit With a Second Job

As a student or a working person, keeping fit can be extremely time-consuming — especially if you need the income from a second job. This…

South African Police Service: How to Join

Do you have a passion for justice? Have you ever watched a superhero movie and dreamed of saving lives – but perhaps in better outfits?

How to do Grade 10 like a Pro

So you’ve finally chosen your subjects and now find yourself staring down the barrel of the final three years of school. Daunting, right?!

Apply to North-West University

Below is a breakdown of how to apply to NWU (North-West University). You will find instructions on the online application as well as the hardcopy…

Study in SA: Finding Funding for Namibians

Before you make your way over from Namibia to study in the rainbow nation, South Africa, you need to consider funding opportunities to pay the…

Bursaries and Scholarships

It can be tricky to find funding.  We hear you.  Bursaries and scholarships are a great way to finance your tertiary education. There are many…

Generation Y will Change Careers 5 times

The statistics in First world countries show that Generation Y will change jobs every 2.6 years. The evidence is mounting that this’ll include job changes.

A Day in the Life of a Restaurant Manager

Ever sat in a restaurant and wondered what those friendly guys with the Manager tags actually do? Here’s a look into what a Restaurant Manager does.

Your Personal Job Interview Checklist

Landing your first, or even 10th, job interview brings about some nervousness. With these preparation tips and guidelines, you’ll be good to go confidently.

Tips for Your Next Job Interview

Are you nervous about an upcoming job interview? No need to panic, here are Didi’s tips to ace your next job interview. Relief is around the corner!

So You Think You Want an Internship?

An internship can help you gain valuable experience in a particular field and understand what a certain job might involve.

Getting a Feel for the Occupational Therapy Degree

Health Sciences cover a myriad of interesting fields. One of them is Occupational Therapy, also called OT. Caley, a 2015 UCT graduate, talks about her…

Hospitality Management – Study Abroad in Switzerland

If you want to get a degree in Hospitality Management, studying abroad should be a serious consideration. Renowned hotel schools like EHL in Switzerland can…

Bachelor of Science

Find out what you can study and how you can achieve your dreams with a Bachelor of Science at one of South Africa’s best universities!

Fundi Inaugural Education Forum 2017 – Innovative Collaboration is the Future

On Tuesday, 31 October 2017, Fundi gathered 8 heads of states from across Africa to discuss a vital topic – the state of education and…

BSc Maths at Tuks: How It All Started

Hannah Maidment has chosen to study a BSc in Mathematics, a slightly less conventional degree, but one that opens doors to a lot of future…

A Day in the Life of a Business Coach

Ever wondered how some businesses become so successful while others fail? Or how some people are jaw-droppingly good at sales while you can barely say…

Admission Requirements: is there any Leeway?

So you’re applying to study at a tertiary institution and come across the ‘Admission Requirements’. What are they and what do they mean for you?

Funding: Is Free Education for Everyone?

So the government is committed to fee-free education. The big question now is whether this will put an end to the missing middle’s fight for funding.

Take the Journey with Travel and Tourism

Many high schoolers dream of a career in Travel and Tourism, making money while travelling the world. Well, this industry is about much more. Find out what…

So You Want To Study Engineering?

Are you considering studying towards a degree in engineering? Before you make the final call, it is important to consider what your interests are, what is required from you to study further as well as what your career option would be.

UCT’s Hidden Gems

There is more to the UCT campus than a bunch of buildings. This is one of UCT’s best kept secrets. Find out where some of UCT’s hidden gems are. 

What to Expect from studying Fine Art

Driven by her creativity and love of art, Nalize pursued a BTech Degree in Fine Art at TUT and is now completing her Master’s degree.…

What to study to become a Beauty Therapist?

Curious about studying towards a Beauty Therapist career? Sandra Mokoena breaks down the finer details of what you need to know. I dream of one…

Some Cheese and Chocolate for a ‘Chorrie’!

It had always been clear to me that after school, I’d be heading out to do a gap year abroad to work and travel, and…

How Can Short Learning Programmes Shape Your Career?

We’re always looking for ways to improve our knowledge and skills. Short Learning Programmes are a great way to do this. Read more to find…

Apply to the University of Witwatersrand

You'll find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) below.  We've got instructions on the online application process AND the…

Balancing Experience and Savings

Should you travel and experience life or should you save? Andrea takes us through the benefits of both and the beautiful balance found in the middle.

How to Calculate your APS at the UFH

So, you are keen to study at the University of Fort Hare (UFH)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UFH is the APS calculation.

Volunteer in SA – Visas & Medical Aid

Visas for Volunteers So you’ve decided to come to sunny South Africa, the land of many different cultures and languages and of course one of…

Why it’s Okay to Change Career Paths

Finding your dream career may take a few tries, and here’s why that’s okay. At the age of 27, I have changed career paths six…

Law

This can be a touchy subject, especially if you disagree with certain laws, or you feel like it has let you down in the past.…

Everyday I’m Hustling – Soundtrack to Student Jobs

It’s no secret that students tend to hustle their way through varsity. Francesca investigates how you can get dancing to the bank with different types of student jobs.

Worker Rights: What You need to Know

It is very important that you are aware of Worker Rights, whether you be the employer or the employee. Worker Rights pertain to you.

Performing Arts

For spectators, the performing arts are a source for inspiration, entertainment, and culture. For performers, it is a creative outlet, a form of expression, and…

Do I Apply with Gr. 11 or Gr. 12 Marks?

The university application process can become quite confusing and complicated. This article aims to shed some light on the marks you’ll need to apply with.

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Want to know a bit more about BSc Physiotherapy? This is what a recent graduate from the University of Witwatersrand has to say.

Introduction to Financial aid at Rhodes University

Finding financial aid to support your studies is difficult; you’ll need a helping hand. Here’s a brief introduction to financial aid at Rhodes University.

Tips to Become a Successful YouTube Vlogger

Want to start a vlog but not sure where to start? Here is some advice and tips backed by some of South Africa’s top people…

A Day in the Life of an Artisan Chef

An artisan chef can be found in those small kitchens, in the hidden corners of the city, making scrumptious food that once found, becomes an addiction.

Create Your Own Career Path

Is the traditional career path not your cup of tea? Trust us, you’re definitely not the only one. Check out what Annique shared with us about creating her own (unconventional) career.

Student Loans in South Africa: What you need to Know

Student loans in South Africa are a realistic option, and they are readily available. Find out how they work and where to find them online.

How to Calculate your APS at UCT

So, you are keen to study at the University of Cape Town (UCT)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form is the APS calculation.

First year studying Mechanical Engineering at UP

Is Mechanical Engineering down your alley? Daniel Basel, a first year wannabe engineer gives us the low-down of what to expect in first year studying…

Reaching for a Dentistry Degree

Having defied the odds of a financially burdened background, Dr. Choma has completed a dentistry degree at UP and is currently in pursuit of a…

Project Management for Beginners

If you can multitask, lead a team and you love interacting with people, then managing projects may be your dream career. For anyone interested in…

4 Steps to Making Career Magic Happen

So, are you ready to face down your fear and take a leap into the unknown? Here's how to wrap your head around it and…

South African Salaries: What do Professionals Earn?

How much you will earn one day is becoming a big part of choosing what to study. Here is a breakdown of South African salaries in different industries.

A Day in the Life of an IT Technician

Christopher Bell: IT Technician Technology is unavoidable in this day and age. It’s everywhere. Children who can barely talk are able to use phones, tablets…

The Bachelor of Arts Degree – Deflating the Stigma

It’s time to deflate the stigma surrounding the frowned-upon, yet popular BA degree. BA graduate, Devan, reflects on his experience with the degree.

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Find out how a Bachelor of Social Sciences can help you work towards your dream and future. Read this article to find out what it entails.

A Day in the Life of a Gymnastics Coach

Anel van der Walt: Gymnastics Coach Former competitive gymnast Anel van der Walt tumbles her way through every day of the week. She works as…

Environment/Nature

The environment is the surroundings or conditions that any human, animal or plant lives in. It has a strong connotation to nature. If you have…

Smooth Sailing: Countries Where South African’s Can Travel Visa Free

Looking to travel? Your South African passport may feel like a limitation, but it’s the strongest passport in Africa and there are countries where you…

Top Ten Things to do as a UKZN Student

Durban is one of South Africa’s most diverse and exciting cities. As a UKZN student you have the unique opportunity to experience the various activities…

2019 Late Application Dates

There are certain things that one should never be late for: meeting the in-laws, a movie at Ster Kinekor, and applying to university!

What To Do If You Can’t Find Funding

For the past two years, I have been trying to find a way to continue my studies into Masters. The problem? Funding. How can I study without it?

Surpass Your Degree – Develop Yourself

Whether you find yourself on Jameson Stairs at the University of Cape Town, the Red Square at the University of Stellenbosch or the lawns of…

Teaching

If you are at all interested in teaching, then you know that becoming a teacher means way more than standing in front of a class…

A Day in the Life of a Subtitler

Kate Mpshe tells us about the ins and outs of being a subtitler. She never imagined she’d be doing this job but she has fallen in love with languages.

Apply to Central University of Technology (CUT)

Apply online or download application forms for Central University of Technology. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to apply to CUT. Get on it!

What are the Careers of the Future?

Decisions about choosing a career or school subjects have you confused? Here we give you the careers of the future and what you can study…

A Day in the Life of a Traffic Engineer

Ever wondered what a traffic engineer is and what they do? We interviewed one to give you a look into what you could expect if you became one.

Who is Oxbridge Academy?

Oxbridge Academy is a large distance learning institution in South Africa. They offer a variety of different courses at different qualification levels. You can study from the comfort of your own home while getting the support you need via online communications with this tertiary institution. 

Wits University Review by a Physio Graduate

I did a Bsc in Physiotherapy at University of Witwatersrand in Gauteng. I was mainly on East campus for my first year but after that…

A Q&A with a Photographer and Videographer

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a photographer and videographer and how to become one? Take a look at how OWI can make your dreams come true.

Design

Ah, where would the world be without the creativity and innovation of a designer. See those amazing buildings on BBC, and the beautiful yet sometimes…

The Different Types of Engineering

Deciding that you want to study engineering is exciting, but it’s also a bit intimidating. Here we give you a breakdown of the main types…

Will You Get Support with Distance Learning?

Many think distance learning means you get no help. Robyn spoke to Isaac Jansen at Damelin Correspondence to find out if their students get adequate support with distance learning.

2017 University Application Dates

Here are all the 2017 university application dates. Don’t miss the boat! Get into the varsity of your choice by applying early. Do an online application, make sure you have all relevant documentation and pay your application fee. Good luck to all applicants!

Choosing the CA stream

If you are good with numbers and mathematics, pay attention to detail and enjoy business, accounting, CA, may be the perfect choice for you. According…

Improve Your Employability with Microsoft Office

Being skilled in Microsoft Office is a basic requirement for many admin job positions. If you want to add these computer skills to your CV, or upgrade your existing computer skills, check out the Foundations of the Microsoft Office course at Damelin College.

BCom Marketing Management at NWU Vaal

For those of you who are interested in hearing about what an undergraduate degree in BCom Marketing Management at NWU can entail, here is Philasande…

Business

  An interest in business doesn’t mean that your dream consists of wearing a suit all day and looking sleek with a black leather suitcase…

Importance of Computer Skills

Computer literacy so important in the workplace, for everyone from the lowest employee to the highest employer.  We are about to tell you why. Modern…

FAQs about the National Benchmark Tests

Still confused about those National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) you need to write? Here are some of the questions we’ve received about the NBTs.

Reaching for the Skies (Part 2)

A pilot’s advice for students considering a career in aviation – Job hunting and the Varsity Experience Training Completed – Now What? At this point,…

How to Apply for a Student Loan

A student loan can help you pay for anything study related, from tuition fees to accommodation and textbooks. Let’s find out more about the application process.

A Day in the Life of a Fitness Trainer

Have a passion for the sports industry and want to help people achieve their goals? Then perhaps a career as a Fitness Trainer may be just for you.

Financial Aid at TUKS

Need financial aid at TUKS? Daniel breaks down the most important points you need to know about the financial aid at TUKS. Despite universities being heavily…

First Year at UCT: a Few Tips for a Local Student

Going to university is exciting for most. Moving out, independence and no parents. But what those who spend their first year in their home town?

Writers – What to Expect from Journalism at Rhodes

Thinking about studying journalism and being an A-class reporter and writer? Johan breaks down what you can expected from Journalism studies at Rhodes University. Reporting…

Graphic Design – My College Experience

From an early age, Gabi had the inclination to design, create, and to use art as a form of expression. After Matric, she pursued her…

Health Science Careers

The Medical Field The Health Sciences Faculty generally offers degrees in Medicine and the Allied Health Sciences (e.g. Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, etc.) Different universities may…

CELTA in South Korea

Grayson Hale, a recent Rhodes University graduate tells EduConnect about his decision to complete a CELTA Course and move to South Korea in order to…

Becoming Educated in Education

Do you have the desire to work in education but don't have the time or resources to do it? With Open Learning Group and North…

A Day in the Life of a Teacher’s Assistant

We chatted to Shannon French, a teacher’s assistant from Bastion Primary School about the ins and outs of her career. Take a read to find out more!

Reflections from a Teacher in South Africa

In this article, Shirley picks the mind of Benita Swanepoel, a teacher at Ntaba Maria Primary School in Grahamstown and finds out what it is like to be a teacher in South Africa.

Ace Your Application Letter

Applying for a job or a bursary entails much more than just filling out an application form or submitting your CV. Often, an application letter is required.

(No)madness – Young Adults Living in the Now

It’s confusing sometimes, looking in the mirror at your young adult self and realising that you have become… a kind of nomad, a here-and-there, a…

Learning Pathways: Which one is for me?

Learning Pathways explain the various post-high school options that are available to learners. There are many ways to pick a path.

Teachers – What you need to know about NBTs

Have your learners been asking you about the National Benchmark Tests? What’s in them, what to expect, and how to prepare? We’ve got you covered…

Learnerships and Apprenticeships: How to get Them

Learnerships and Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain new skills, network yourself and gain working experience!  That’s a fact.

Time to Take a Grand Tour

The great thing about the hospitality industry is that it’s booming all over the world. The beauty of this is that you are able to…

Apply to the University of Johannesburg

Having to apply to the University of Johannesburg may seem tricky at first, but with a few steps from us, you’ll be A-okay and well on your way to varsity.

How Tests & Exams Work

So you've settled into the daily life of being a university student. You're finally comfortable on campus and the exams start. You've never experienced this…

How to Calculate your APS at UNISA

So, you are keen to study at the University of South Africa (UNISA)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form is the APS calculation.

Do you really Need a textbook?

If you’re a current or past student, you know that textbooks are very expensive. If you’re just starting out, you’ll soon find out. Do you…

‘Projectise’ – A New Word, a Wise Choice

We’ve heard the term project management a dozen different ways, but what does it really mean, and why does it really matter? What it’s all…

5 Steps to Getting a Job

Let’s take a look at the job searching process as well as some tips on how you can prepare yourself to jump into the job market.

NQF Levels – What’s all That Stuff About?

Everyone keeps talking about NQF levels this and NQF levels that. Find out what NQF levels stand for and what the point of these levels are.

Improve your Matric Results at Damelin Correspondence College

Have you recently finished matric only to discover that your results aren’t good enough to apply for the course you had hoped to study? Find out how to improve your results here.

How to Calculate your APS at North West University (NWU)

So, you want to study at North West University (NWU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to NWU is the APS calculation.

Is it Nasfuss?

This post comes from our kickass mailer we send out every week.  Click here to read it online and subscribe to get our weekly care packages…

Why You Should Become A Teacher?

Teachers are one of our first role models. Our country needs great teachers to build up an incredible future generation. Read up on how Lyceum…

Grade 9 Parents: Subject Choice Guidance

It’s difficult not to get frustrated by the combination of hormones and indecision that’s always threatening to combust. We have some advice.

Nursing in South Africa

Nurses are essential to all health care systems around the world. Because of this, nursing is an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding career.

Bridging Courses: Bridging the Gap from High School to Varsity

If you have not passed matric with the results you wanted, you have a second chance. You can upgrade your marks with a bridging course.

Move Forward with a TVET College

Find yourself leaving high school before finishing Matric? You can move forward with a TVET college and pursue your career.

Pirouetting My Way to a Bmus Dance Degree

Dancing is a tough as sport as any, and requires a tremendous amount of dedication. A Bachelor of Music in Dance combines academia with a…

What will I earn with which Career?

Want the low down on all degrees, what careers they lead to, what subjects to take and what your salary might be one day? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We give you all of the information you could possibly need when applying to university.

Self-Sufficient Farming – Grow Your Own Herbs

Want to spice and freshen up those student meals and help save the planet at the same time? Self-sufficient home farming is the way to go. 

Internships: Welcome to the Working World

Internships are one of the most valuable ways to shape your studying and career decisions, establish yourself within an industry and gain work experience. Find out how to apply for an internship and how to make the most of it.

Owning it with Beauty Therapy

Studying beauty therapy doesn’t mean that you’ll forever be stuck in a salon, painting nails and bidding to the will of your employer. Find out…

Navigate your way to a Sailing Qualification

Sailing off into the sunset can actually be a career. Let’s see what it takes to follow a career in sailing and study sailing as a qualification.

Science Careers

Bachelor of Science The Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) provides students with the opportunity to acquire specific knowledge and skills in the area of science…

The Digital Workplace: Preparing Students for an Online World

South Africa desperately needs technical and digital-literacy skills in the digital workplace. How do we make this happen, and whose responsibility is it? Last week…

Instagram SA – Success as a Social Media Entrepreuner

Instagram SA founder Richard Haubrich sheds light on how he climbed the Instagram grid of success – showing us how Instagram can become a business.

New in Town: SACAP’s Durban Campus

Have you got an interest in people and the workings of the human mind? Well, the study of psychology could be for you. Best part: it’s not too late to apply for studies next year.

How to Calculate your APS at SPU

So, you are keen to study at the Sol Plaatje University (SPU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to SPU is the APS calculation.

Sports, Music or a University Degree?

So you’re about to finish school and have a strong love and aptitude for doing something less academic orientated. A university degree might not be…

Job Shadowing – Why the Big Fuss?

Job shadowing is undoubtedly one of the most useful and important experiences any student can have. Find out the key benefits of job shadowing.

How to Calculate your APS at Walter Sisulu University (WSU)

So, you are keen to study at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to WSU is the APS calculation.

10 Things you Should Know Before Going to University

So you’ve got the acceptance letter, you’re packed and excited to get going. Here are a few things to consider before going to university.

A Day in the Life of an Urban Dancer

Chester Martinez defines the term ‘stage presence’ and is stirring up SA’s urban dance scene with his diversity- check out his urban dancer hustle & bustle! 

South Africans – How To Get Funding to Study Abroad

Do you dream of wandering the globe and experiencing new cultures and people? Well pack your bags because this article will show you how to…

10 Steps to Write a Business Plan

Putting together your first business plan can be daunting. Below are 10 easy steps to make the task more manageable. No matter what type of…

Apply to Nelson Mandela University

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to Nelson Mandela University (NMU) below.  We’ve got instructions on the online application process AND the hardcopy application.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Let’s get started.

Why you should study Economics (at Stellenbosch)

Curious about what it means to study Economics at Stellenbosch University? Johan Fourie shares his opinion on why you should study Economics and delves deeper into…

A Day in the Life of a Professional Barista

Ever been amazed by creamy latte art in your coffee? This is Sisa Mapetu’s specialty- Shirley speaks to him about being a Professional Barista.

Technology

Technology is much more than the modern tech world we tend to think of – Internet, electronic devices, software programmes, etc. Even the fork you…

A Q&A with a Graphic Designer

Simeon van den Bergh attended Belville High School and took Visual Art, Technical Drawings, Computer Applications Technology and Maths Literacy (definitely a creative). He went…

Tips on Financial Aid at UCT – What you need to know

University is expensive, but to make you feel a bit better, a silver lining does exist. Here’s what you need to know about UCT’s financial aid process.

Apply to the University of Zululand

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of Zululand (UniZulu) below.  We’ve got instructions on their online application process and everything else you need to know.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Ready, steady, let’s get started.

Bachelor of Hospitality Management – Study at EHL

EHL is globally renowned for its top quality hospitality training. Here’s what you need to know about their awesome Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

Repaying a Student Loan: The Game Plan

So you’ve finished your degree, you’re going into the working world and… you realise you have a student loan to repay. You need a game plan. We have one.

Keep Calm and Graduate

Graduation is nearing and it’s your last year. What to do? Where to go? Francesca Matthys shares some tips on how to keep sane before & after you graduate.

A Day in the Life of an Artist

He has baby-blue eyes, a soothing voice, and a mind filled with detailed imagery of illustrations that evoke a sense of the uncanny. The young…

Life After School: Importance of Maths and Science

Are you wondering whether Maths and Science are really worth taking to matric? Well, we’ll be investigating why these subjects are actually important…

Education Careers

Bachelor of Education Teachers create little geniuses, so you better be prepared to work like crazy to keep it that way. Good quality education empowers…

The 101 of Apprenticeships and Learnerships

Are you in a bit of a tricky situation and you’re unsure of what to do with your future? Have you considered apprenticeships and learnerships?

NBTs 2016 – Round One. Ding Ding Ding.

The first round of the 2016 National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) are on the 21st of May 2016. It’s time to register, pay last applications fees…

2015 Professor’s Tips

Some Professor's Tips on what makes a Successful Student Directly from the mouth of Professor Deborah Mindry is extremely valuable tips that each student should…

Apply to Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Online application and hardcopy downloads to help you apply to CPUT. Here’s a simple guide to applying to study at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Doing a Short Course – A Good Alternative?

We give you some of the information that you need to know when considering taking a short course – along with all of its benefits.…

Biomedicine – Saving lives with Science

Do you have an interest in science and biology with a desire to help people? Read this article to see how you can fulfill this desire with biomedicine.

How to stay Motivated while doing Distance Learning?

Motivation is key for many situations in our lives and especially needed for students doing distance learning. Find out how to stay motivated while doing…

Visual Communication – Creativity Takes Courage

Your entire high school career is filled with choices and once you finally leave school, it doesn’t end there. Here's what you need to know…

Career Guidance: From the mouth of a Wits expert

Raj Naran, Career Development Educator and Team Leader from Wits University’s Careers Counseling, provides insight into career guidance, decision-making and looks at the questions students face…

Music

Music is defined as vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in a way to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. No…

A Day in the Life of a Florist

Creating beautiful bouquets of flowers for peoples special days, celebrations and significant others – something a florist is passionate about.

First-Year in BSc Civil Engineering

Are you considering a degree in Civil Engineering? Tondani recounts her first-year experience and highlights the importance of knowing whether or not to tackle the…

Build Your Way to Architecture

Are you interested in architecture but not exactly sure whether you want to launch straight into a degree? Find out how you can get an…

How to get into Medicine in South Africa

Getting into medical school in South Africa is notoriously difficult, but there are more ways to do it than going straight from high school into…

Are You Just a Number at UCT?

The “Big Number Concern” for incoming students. Are you just a number at UCT that will be lost in the system with no support and…

OWI Game Design – Who says Gamers Only Play?

Game Design is as much an art form as painting or sculpting. Millions of people spend hours lost in the intriguing world of gaming. But…

A Day in the Life of a Family Friend

Family Friend Female entrepreneur Peta Daniel’s endless love for working with children has determined her career step by step, and it is the combination of…

Bachelor of Engineering

If you're wondering what it's like to study a Bachelor of Engineering, you've come to the right place.  Engineering and Built Environment is generally comprised…

NBTs: Student Experiences and Advice

Instead of asking teachers and NBT invigilators about what to expect from the NBTs, Janine asked students who have written the tests about their experiences…

What to Expect from Interior Design at BHC

For anyone with a creative mind who is fascinated with interior design, getting a diploma at one of SA’s creative colleges could be the way…

Which Teaching Programme is Right for me?

Trying to figure out which teaching programme to study is a daunting decision. Here we break down the different programmes and the decision-making process. A…

The Importance of Distance Learning

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A Day in the Life of a Restaurant Owner

We speak to Cameron Roets, restaurant owner of the pizzeria Borruso’s Too, to get a better idea of what it’s like to work in the buzzing environment.

USA to SA – My Gap Year Journey

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Are you Ready to Study Psychology?

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TVET Colleges Explained

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A Day in the Life of a Catering Chef

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When the Travel-bug Bites

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Part 1: Getting Your Learner’s Licence

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Four Ways To Get Your Law Degree

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The “Duly Performed” (DP) System

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The Advantages of a Student Loan

Student loans might not be your first choice when it comes to funding your studies but it could be a solid option. Relebone is about to tell you why.

Back to the Roots for Music Management

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Grade 9 Subject Choices: How to Survive the Pressure

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Part-Time Studies vs. Distance Learning – Is there a Difference?

If you don’t have the necessary time or finances to study full-time, then pursuing part-time studies or distance learning can be an awesome option for you. You will have more time and flexibility but still have the chance to graduate with the qualification you want. 

Kenyan’s Applying to SA Universities: Application Process

As a Kenyan, you may be finding the process of applying to a South African university a little tricky. This article can guide you through…

Your Guide to Studying Human Kinetics and Ergonomics

So you’re interested in the human body? Mishka Reddy tells us a little more about her experience studying towards Human Kinetics and Ergonomics.

How to Use Social Media to Get Ahead

Tired of Tweets and newsfeeds getting you down? Want to get ahead online? Here’s how to use social media like Facebook, Twitter and other sites…

How to Calculate your APS at Wits

So, you’re keen to study at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form is the APS calculation.

Apply to the University of Fort Hare

You will find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of Fort Hare (UFH) below.  We have got instructions on the online application process AND the hardcopy application form.  Ready?  Great! Let’s get started! 

Educate Yourself: Do a Free Online Course

Do you feel like everyone around you is going to university and you’re trapped because you can’t afford it? We hear you. Why not educate yourself for free?

The UCT Commerce Faculty: BBusSci and BCom

Struggling to decide between BBusSci and BCom? Jason gives you insight into the difference between the two and which could best suit you.

BA Degree (Print Journalism): Life after Graduation

Are you looking to study a BA degree in Print Journalism and curious about what’s waiting for you after graduation? Let us help you!

Everything You Need to Know About Scholarships

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Applying to Study Medicine

Deciding whether to study medicine? Find out from a final year medical student at Wits how to make the leap and take the opportunity to ask him personally.

Applied Social Science in Community Service

If making a difference in your community by helping those who are at their lowest points in life is your passion, then this could be the degree for you.

Social Science

Interested in Social Science? Here’s a whole bunch of tips and info on this field, like student experiences, a peek into related careers, and cool videos!

TVET Colleges: What is the Qualification Quality?

TVET colleges offer students education and training with a view towards a specific range of jobs, employment or entrepreneurial possibilities. 

Where’s the student loan at?

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From Maths Lit to Chartered Accounting

At most institutions Pure Maths is a requirement to study to become a CA. Find out how Boipelo Moncho took Maths Literacy and followed her…

Get Ready to Take on a Degree

Are you thinking of applying to study but don’t meet the requirements? Or perhaps you don’t feel confident to start your educational journey? We get you. Find out how you can prepare yourself for university and set a foundation for your future.

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Apply to Stellenbosch University

Apply online or download application forms for the University of Stellenbosch. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to apply to SU.

For the Financial Hearted

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GEMP – Pursuing Medicine After a Non-Medical Degree

If you didn’t make it into medicine first time round – hope is not lost. As a graduate, you can study medicine through GEMP at Wits.

Traffic and Metropolitan Policing – What Does It Take?

If you can be described as someone who is concerned for other peoples’ safety, you’re responsible and courageous, then you might consider joining the police academy as a Traffic or Metropolitan Police Officer.

During the festive season and long weekends the news is often abuzz with traffic reports, road accidents and the increased crime rate throughout the country. Although newsmakers place these issues on their agenda a few times a year, metropolitan and traffic police make public safety, policing and crime prevention their everyday job.

Having Fun with a Boxing Specialisation

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How do I Become a Real Estate Agent?

Are you a scholar or graduate who is considering a career as a real estate agent in South Africa? In an interview with Anna Gehlhaar,…

Turning Hairdressing into an Art

Forget merely cutting, styling and colouring: hairdressing is an art form which requires a deep knowledge of colour and design and love for people. Your hair says…

Pursuing a Career in the Arts

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APS: Why does this Score Matter?

Being able to calculate your APS is important when applying for university. Here’s why universities use them and why you need to be aware of them.

Economic & Management Sciences – Finding Balance

A Masters in Economic & Management Sciences is already tough – now try adding a full-time job! Read how Devan took on the daunting task, and nailed it.

Creative Work

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So you think you want to be a Dietitian?

If you are a people person and have an interest in healthcare, Dietetics could be the profession for you. Take a sneak peek into the life of a Dietitian and see if this could be your future.

Understanding a Career in Human Resource Management

Not sure what you want to become but know you like working with people? Human Resource Management may do the trick. Here’s what you need…

Management

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Medical Microbiology – Reflections of a Postdoctoral Researcher

International medical microbiology UWC student Dr. Abrantes reflects on the journey from student life to the successful academic he is today.

Remaining Positive Through Challenges

Sometimes life throws us curve balls and it’s easy to become frustrated and negative. Here are some tips to maintain a positive mental attitude through…

The Backdoor into Medicine

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The Distance to a Tourism Qualification

Want to be a qualified professional in the tourism industry? Distance learning is skyrocketing, and tourism studies are part of the trip. Yep, you don’t need a full-time university degree to succeed in this career path.

Apply to the University of Cape Town (UCT)

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of Cape Town (UCT) below.  We’ve got instructions on the online application process AND the hardcopy application.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Excited?  Let’s make it happen.

Apply to Walter Sisulu University

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to Walter Sisulu University (WSU) below.  We’ve got all the instructions you need to help you with WSU’s hardcopy application process.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Let’s get started.

Teach Abroad: 10 Countries Looking for SA Teachers

Ever thought of teaching overseas? Teaching could be your ticket to travelling the world and enjoying an experience of a lifetime.

Theology Careers

Bachelor of Theology or Divinity Theology is an in-depth study of Christianity. It includes modules such as the Old Testament, New Testament, Practical Theology and…

Graduate Jobs?

Are There Any Jobs for University Graduates? THE GOOD NEWS about Graduate Jobs: According to a report conducted by Stellenbosch University published April 2013, commissioned…

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It’s tough choosing a university.  That being said, finding funding is even tougher.  Don’t panic, life after school is not mission impossible!  The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has funding options that put tertiary education within your reach.

Debt – Is it Really a Bad Thing?

Have you ever wondered if debt can be a good thing or if it’s only bad? In this article, we delve into the subject of indebtedness.

Film and Media Industry

Born was a new era of communication – technology has allowed us to create wonderful media – from moving images and photography, to streamed live…

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Should I do it?

Life after Varsity is confusing. A PGCE, or Postgraduate Certificate in Education, may be the next step to bump up your qualifications.

Become a Technology Guru with Information Technology

With the ever-increasing use of technology in residences and companies, it’s important to keep it all running smoothly and up-to-date. With a qualification in Information Technology, you can be a part of the technological age.

How to Calculate your APS at MUT

Below is a breakdown of how to calculate your APS for MUT. Find out the APS calculation before you submit your application.

A Day in the Life of a Hair Stylist

Salomé de Wet: Hair Stylist She’s hip, retro, and rocks a shock-yellow hairdo that you simply can’t miss.  Salomé de Wet  is firing up the…

A Day in the Life of an Events Producer

Anouschka Slager is an events producer and account executive who has a deep-seated passion for music, events, and red lipstick. This young and fabulous lady…

Get an Education: University versus TVET College

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges fulfil an important role in our society, but they tend to be considered less desirable than a University. Let’s unpack why this perspective is not the whole truth…

Numbers

The world of numbers is infinite, and so is the fascination it brings. It is the unmistakable universal language. Numbers are everywhere – when your…

Homeschooling – Is it a Viable Option?

Parents often wonder whether traditional schooling is giving their kids everything they deserve. Homeschooling always seems like an attractive alternative because, ultimately, no-one cares about…

Free Education with We Think Code

Did someone say free education? It’s possible to become a game changer, get a free education and become a software engineer at the same time.…

Acting for the Camera – How to Become an Actor?

Are you born to be in front of the camera? Does the camera bring out your dramatic side? Pursuing a degree or diploma in Acting…

Apply to the Vaal University of Technology (VUT)

You’ll find a breakdown of how to apply to the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) below.  We’ve got instructions on the online application process AND the hardcopy application.  Tertiary education is just a few steps away!  Let’s get started.

Job Shadowing Not Working Out? Do An Interview

Don’t know what to study? Start your career research and interview professionals to figure out what you want to become. Job shadowing is an extremely…

Veterinary Science Career

Animal Lovers Field Education is provided to the veterinary science students through teaching, learning and research. Modules such as Animal Nutrition, Introductory Animal Production, Medical…

Score funding through UNISA

Did you know that UNISA offers funding, in the form of bursaries and loans? Well, they do. Want some more good news? Read on.

Mastering the Art of Holistic Medicine

Therapeutic reflexology is known to have many health benefits – mentally and physically. Find out how you can get involved in this holistic form of medicine

Why Education is So Unbelievably Important

We’ve all heard that education is so important, that it is the sole means to a better world. And I agree wholeheartedly with this ethos.…

A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapist

Have you ever wondered what an occupational therapist is and what they do? We interviewed an OT so that you no longer need to wonder.

Part-Time Studies – Your Way to the Top

Are you considering part-time studies? There is a lot of information on full-time qualifications and distance learning – but what about part-time studies? Before picking this option, find out what it’s all about.

4 Reasons to Consider a Postgrad in Journalism

A BA Honours degree in Journalism can be an incredibly powerful addition to your existing undergraduate degree, regardless of which faculty you graduated from. If…

CV vs. Resume – What’s the Difference?

In this CV vs. Resume article, we are looking to find out what their differences are and when one should or should not be used.

It’s all Haute Couture with Inscape Fashion Design

Some people just have that natural knack for style. This flair can of course even lead to pursuing a career in fashion. Inscape’s Fashion Design…

Apply to University of Mpumalanga

Below is a breakdown of how to apply to UMP (University of Mpumalanga). You will find instructions on the online application as well as the…

Problem Solving

We are problem solvers. We are solution finders. If the coffee machine stops working, we don’t opt for instant coffee. We find out why the…

Foreign Secondary Qualifications in South African Universities

If you are studying a foreign secondary qualifications in SA or abroad, we have all the info you may need to apply to a South African University.

Why and What to Study in South Africa?

Confused about what to study in South Africa and why? Johan Fourie, Economics professor at Stellenbosch University, unravels tips you need to know. It’s exam…

Tertiary Education: what to know BEFORE Studying

Okay, so you’ve been accepted into an awesome tertiary institution and there are a bunch of mixed emotions going on in your gut.  We get it.

Five Gap Year Ideas to Inspire You

If the words ‘gap year’ are swimming around in your brain, then this article might help you take those words and turn them into a life changing year…

How to Calculate your APS at CUT

So, you are keen to study at the Central University of Technology (CUT)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to CUT is the APS calculation.

Changing Crises with BBA in Disaster Management

If your calling is to help prevent and manage disaster situations, then a BAA in Disaster Management is the perfect qualification for you.

Finnish School

Yes, spelt that correctly – keep reading.
Finland – who only have the worlds best education system – have decided to change things up by replacing traditional subject learning with “Phenomenon-Based Learning”.

How to Calculate your APS at UMP

So, you are keen to study at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UMP is the APS calculation.

Photography – Is It Worth the Study?

Do you want to be a photographer, but not sure if it’s worth the study?  Find out what a photography course can offer you, and…

So you want to Study Further

If you’re in your last years of high school, it’s likely that all that everyone has been talking about what they want to study after Matric.

Jewellery Design at Stellenbosch University

Madri’s passion for design led her to the BA in Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University. Read what she has to say about her experience studying…

A Day in the Life of a Musician

Glen Hartmann: Musician EduConnect managed to get hold of Glen Hartmann, a full time musician and coffee addict. Glen has been a full time musician…

Careers in eSport Games: What You Need to Know

If you think that eSports is all about video games and gamers then think again. Be prepared: you are about to get a proper introduction to one of the world’s hottest job markets.

Decoding the BA Film & Media Production Degree

Looking beyond I recently graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Media, specialising in Print Journalism Production. My…

Community Development: Hone Your Skills

By using the skills you have learned in higher education you can help to uplift, support and develop your local community and create meaningful change.…

A Day in the Life of a Youth and Worship Pastor

Here’s a snippet into the life of a youth and worship pastor to give you an idea of what it’s really like – it’s more fun and games than you’d think.

10 Things to Remember before Applying to University

Applications at universities in SA are closing soon if they have not already closed. It's important to know everything there is to know before applying…

University Application Process for Namibians

Are you a Namibian finding the South African university application process a bit tricky? Read this article for a guide to make it easier for…

Apply to the University of Venda

Below is a breakdown of how to apply to UniVen (University of Venda). You will find instructions on the online application as well as the…

Disaster Management – The Importance of Language

In a disaster situation, the importance of language is ever-present. Speaking multiple languages is essential in this career, as it opens the doors to effective…

A Day in the Life of an Oceanic Research Intern

Hannah Raven: Oceanic Research Intern We interviewed a full time intern at SAEON, Hannah Raven. She does data collection and capturing for oceanic research. Scientists…

The Aptitude Test

In grade 9 and in matric, there’s usually quite a buzz around the phrase ‘aptitude test’. Everyone is discussing the good, the bad and the worth of them.

The South African Maths Debacle

The matric results are out and here's what you need to know about South African Maths in the educational system and how to help SA's…

BA Graduates are taught to Think

Do you dream about becoming a writer one day or want to know more about a BA degree? Find out how Brad is currently pursuing his dreams to become a novelist

Be your own Brand

Ever wondered whether brand image is THAT important? Well, we’ve got news for you: brand image really is a huge deal…and it starts with YOU.

Practice Law: Become a Paralegal

The opportunities for paralegals to experience career growth has increased over the years. Find out why this is a career that you can enjoy.

How to get into Stellenbosch University (Maties)

So, you are keen to study at the Stellenbosch University (SU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to Maties is the APS calculation.

Nigeria to South Africa: Your Study Visa Checklist

Are you a Nigerian looking to study in South Africa? Feeling unsure about the Visa process? Here’s a step-by-step process to help guide you.

So, You Think You Can DJ?

Do you have a passion for music and people? Ever thought about DJing as a profession? Let’s do a quick sound check and see… Read More

Matrics: How to let go

With the end of Grade 12 comes the end of an era. There is no doubt that this is a bittersweet time: the excitement of…

How to Calculate your APS at UFS

So, you’re keen to study at the University of Free State (UFS)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UFS is the APS calculation.

How to Calculate your APS at NMU

So, you are keen to study at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to NMU is the APS calculation.

Extended BCom in Chartered Accountancy

Interested in studying Chartered Accountancy but didn’t take Pure Maths in high school? Boipelo shares her experience of pursuing her dreams with Maths Lit. I…

Management Skills in the Work Place

Management skills are what you need to have for any leadership position. Here’s what makes a good manager and how to up your managerial skills.

How to Calculate your APS at UniVen

So, you are keen to study at the University of Venda (UniVen)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UniVen is the APS calculation.

Open Window – Eminating Breezes of Creativity

If ever there was an institution that waters the roots of innovation, it’s Open Window. This little gem is sprouting our future creatives in full force.

A Day in the Life of a Housewife

We speak to Anita Tichauer, a housewife, about the ups and downs of being a full time mom. Perhaps it’s time for a break from the corporate world.

Apply to Rhodes University

Online application and hardcopy downloads to help you apply to Rhodes. Here’s a simple guide to applying to study at Rhodes University.

Realise Your Potential with Distance Education

Distance education is a means of studying, no matter your current situation. You can study from anywhere in SA AND work while studying.

How to Calculate your APS at UKZN

So, you are keen to study at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UKZN is the APS calculation.

Bachelor of Commerce

There are commonly two sought-after degrees in Commerce: The Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSc) and the more common choice, the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom). Most…

How to Calculate your APS at SMU

So, you are keen to study at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to SMU is the APS calculation.

Adult Education – What are my Options?

If you think that you’re too old to get an education, think again. Adult education is a thing and there’s still a chance for you.

Preventing Plagiarism When You Write And Cite

Knowing how to prevent and avoid plagiarism is one of the most essential skills you need when writing an essay at university – underestimating its…

Want to Work in the Fitness Industry?

We all know the stereotypes that go with sports students, starting with their hulkish, athletic appearance. But can you work in the fitness industry if…

Know your APS

Before you apply to an institution you need to know what an Admission Point Score (APS) is. Find out how to calculate your APS, as well as why it’s so important.

Three Cheers for Vocational Training

Not too keen on the idea of a four year varsity degree but still want to study? Here are some of the plus sides to…

Teach English: How to do it Online

Teach English online: this needn’t be about standing in front of a class, trying to calm screaming kids down  – or teenagers, for that matter.

Project Management: is it the Next Big Thing?

Project Management is expected to be the next big thing. Two of AllAboutExpert’s lecturers tell us about why this career is such a hit.

Building a Better Future with Management Consulting

Are you intrigued by the world of business, want to become a top leader in the industry and have a knack for all things commerce?…

Bachelor of Arts

The Humanities degree is split into two streams, Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc), and both degrees are offered at most…

Second Year of Mechanical Engineering at UP – What to Expect?

The ins and outs of second year mechanical engineering at UP. Here's what you can expect and how you can prepare yourself to have another…

I’m a Graduate – I need a job!

You’ve completed your degree, but now you really need a job. Being a graduate is awesome, but often this also means being unemployed – here’s some advice.

So you think you want to be a Physio. . .

We’ve all heard the tales of stressed-out Health Sciences students, but it’s not every day we get detailed insight into a degree where students simultaneously…

The Pros and Cons of Freelancing

Before you shoot off into the rollercoaster world of self-employment, it's important that you are aware of the pros and cons of freelancing. Annique sheds some light…

How to Calculate your APS at UniZulu

Here’s a breakdown of how to calculate your APS for UniZulu. Find out the APS calculation before you submit your application.

The Ever-Changing World of Marketing

Before you make a move into marketing, get some insight into this interesting profession -it might just be the career of your dreams. In recent…

Fleet Management: Everything you need to know

Every company that manufactures products or supplies manufacturers in South Africa requires the expert services of a fleet manager. This is because fleet managers are sought after for their ability to manage the practical demands of manufacturing companies. Fleet management can include a range of functions.

A Day in the Life of a Community Grocer

First came an obsession with olive products, then came the Olive Branch Deli. Want to know about being a Community Grocer in Cape Town? Read this article. 

Studying Abroad: It’s Not as Hard as You Think!

If you think that studying abroad is something you will never be able to do, think again. Shirley explains why you should consider studying overseas…

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA is an internationally recognised post-graduate qualification which constitutes the science of management.

What You Need To Know About Counselling

Counselling is a rather broad term and it can have different meanings for different people. The Concise Oxford Dictionary (9th Edition) gives these two definitions of counselling:“give advice to (a person) on social or personal problems, especially professionally.”

Day in the Life of Environmental Practitioner

Ever wondered who protects the weird looking plants and does the dirty work. We did too. Which is why we spoke to an Environmental Assessment Practitioner.

Matric results: how to prepare

Exams are over! It’s now time to rest,relax and party! Or is it?  We will break down life after exams and the wait for matric results.

Apply to Sol Plaatjie University

Apply and download application forms for the Sol Plaatjie University. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to apply to SPU.

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology

If you’re interested in Speech Therapy and want advice from a graduate, have a read and get many of your questions answered. 

SACAP Launches 21st Century Business Management Degree

After the successful launch of an innovative BAppSocSci degree with a specialisation in Human Resource Management in 2018, SACAP (the South African College of Applied…

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

If you already have a bachelor of education and wish to expand on your knowledge and improve on your credentials, read on to find out…

Health Professions: Oral Hygienist

If you would like to pursue a career in health sciences but are unsure about which path to take, learn more about one of the lesser known health professions right here.

Humanities Careers

Humanities Careers: The Bachelor of Arts Degree falls under the Humanity Faculty. This faculty has a variety of different degrees to choose from to be…

Gap Year Opportunity – Should You Take It?

Taking a year off after Matric to pursue travel or work opportunities can be an incredible experience. Here are 5 gap year pros and cons to help you decide.

Work in the Radio Industry – What Does It Take?

Do you dream of working in the radio industry and becoming a household name? Are you wondering if you even need to study to work in radio? Find out now.

Bachelor of Law

If you would like to know more about studying a Bachelor of Law, you have come to the right place. Specs: There are three common…

Get a Matric Certificate Outside High School

Do you want to complete your Matric but have left school already? Find out everything you need to know about completing Matric outside of high school.

Apply to the Durban University of Technology (DUT)

You'll find a breakdown of how to apply to the Durban University of Technology (DUT) below.  We've got instructions on their online application process and everything else…

Student Loans – What Parents Need to Know

So you need to fund your child’s tertiary studies? Here’s everything you need to know about how to apply for funding, specifically a student loan.

Apply to the University of Pretoria

Below is a breakdown of how to apply to UP (University of Pretoria). You will find instructions on the online application. Please note there is…

The Waiting Game – The Follow Up Email

After attending a job interview, the next step is the waiting game. Francesca calmly reassures us through the dreaded post interview waiting game and talks…

Work Readiness: What Is That?

As you take a deep breath and conclude your long schooling years, it’s time to start thinking ahead.  It’s tough to feel ready to work just yet. We get you.

The Credit System

This article explains an important system encountered at university, the Credit System. ‘Credits’ are essentially ‘points’, which one must earn in order to obtain a degree/diploma/certificate.…

What to Expect: Studying a BSc (Chemistry) at UCT

If you’ve ever wondered whether a Bachelor of Science (BSc) is for you then read on. Find out what it takes to study a BSc in Chemistry.

Career Guidance: Is It Worth It?

Deciding on a career or course can be really frustrating. There are career guidance professionals that are equipped to help you… But is it worth it?

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Ever heard of logistics and supply chain management and wondered what it’s all about? Let’s break this qualification down.

A Day in the Life of a Financial Advisor

Danie de Waal: Financial Advisor We interviewed Danie de Waal, a Financial Advisor from Life Force FS. He handles all sorts of policies and insurances.…

Get Work Ready with Scarce Skills

Imagine this: you’ve just finished your studies and you’re in high demand with employers. You don’t need to find jobs; jobs find you. This could be a reality. How? With a scarce skill.

Getting Your Head around Switching Your Majors

If you find yourself in a situation where you’re unhappy with your degree – fret not. Counselling psychologist – Kim – explains how switching your…

A Q&A with a Communication Designer

Do you have a passion for design and problem-solving and want to make a career out of it? Find out how Barbara-Anne took her passions and…

Job Fit: Do Your Skills Make You Suitable?

The world is vast and career options can feel endless. When it comes to sieving through the options, the number one rule is to be realistic. 

Career Ideas: How to Explore Them

Picking a career isn’t quite as easy as it may seem. Let’s come to terms with how to go about choosing the career that best suits you!

The Fear of Change – Figuring it Out and Owning it

No matter how hard you try and run from it - change will happen. No matter what form it comes in, it can be hard…

Can Your Child Become a Professional Athlete?

Being a professional athlete is one of the most glamorised careers. As a parent, are you willing to support your child’s passion?

How to Calculate your APS at CPUT

So, you are keen to study at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to CPUT is the APS calculation.

Science

The laws of nature are indeed phenomenal. Science has taught us so much about the universe and our existence – but we’ve only gotten a…

Midfield players aren’t scoring

This post comes from our kickass mailer we send out every week.  Click here to read it online and subscribe to get our weekly care packages…

Learnerships & Skills Programmes: A Better Option?

To degree or not to degree? Asked no one ever. Surely there’s no other way to study than university. Or is there..? Ever heard about learnerships?

How to Calculate your APS at UJ

So, you are keen to study at the University of Johannesburg (UJ)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UJ is the APS calculation.

Is Distance Learning Right For You?

For every South African student, there is a different way to study.  Distance learning is one of the study options.  Let’s take a closer look at whether this type of studying would work for you.

Sports

Interested in Sports? Here’s a whole bunch of tips and info on this field, like student experiences, a peek into related careers, and cool videos!

Vocational Training – What is it?

Ever wondered about alternatives to university? Vocational training is an option. What is this and how does it apply to you? Francesca gives us some insight into this tertiary study choice.

2020 Late Applications: what you need to know

If you think you’ve missed the boat to study in 2020, think again. Some institutions in South Africa accept late applications.

Money Versus Happiness

What do you choose? Happiness, money, both? Francesca wrestles the topic of choosing money over happiness and vice versa.

Study Abroad in South Africa

When thinking about doing a semester abroad, what could be more valuable than reading an account of first-hand experience from an exchange student? Read how…

Screenwriting – Is it Worth the Study?

If you are as much of a writer as you are a film geek, then perhaps screenwriting is something that tickles your fancy. But is…

Apply to the University of the Free State

You will find a breakdown of how to apply to the University of the Free State (UFS) below.  We’ve got guidelines on the online application process AND the hardcopy application form.  Ready, steady, let’s go!